PHP: is_scalar() function


The is_scalar() function is used to check whether a variable is a scalar or set or not.
Note :
Variables which contain boolean, double, integer, or string types are scalar. Array, object, and resource are not scalar.


(PHP 4 and above)




Name Description Required /
variable_name The variable being checked Required Mixed*

*Mixed: Mixed indicates that a parameter may accept multiple (but not necessarily all) types.

Return value:

TRUE if variable_name is a scalar, FALSE otherwise.

Value Type: Boolean


$var1 = 100;
if (is_scalar ($var1))
echo $var1. ' is a scalar value'.'<br>';
echo $var1.' is not a  scalar value'.'<br>';
$var2 = array(1);
if (is_scalar ($var2))
echo $var2. ' is a scalar value'.'<br>';
echo  $var2. ' is not a  scalar value'.'<br>';

Output :

100 is a scalar value
Array is not a  scalar value

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See also

PHP Function Reference

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